Published Articles - Plasma viscosity
The following published articles and guidelines provide additional information on the benefits of plasma viscosity measurements. Note that Benson Viscometers is not responsible for these articles, their accuracy, not their continued presence on the internet. If you have a passion for writing why don't you write for us? We are currently accepting submissions for case studies and articles related to plasma viscosity.
Plasma and blood viscosity in the prediction of cardiovascular disease and mortality in the Scottish Heart Health Extended Cohort Study
Background: There is increasing evidence that blood viscosity and its major determinants (haematocrit and plasma viscosity) are associated with increased risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and premature mortality; however, their predictive value for CVD and mortality is not clear.
Plasma viscosity has a role in the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection after total knee arthroplasty.
The diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is challenging since no single test has consistently demonstrated an adequate discriminative potential. The combination of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) with adequate thresholds is well established. This study sought to investigate the role of plasma viscosity (PV) in the diagnosis of PJI following painful total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
Plasma Viscosity and NLR in Young Subjects with Myocardial Infarction: Evaluation at the Initial Stage and at 3 and 12 Months
In the “Sicilian study on juvenile myocardial infarction,” we had evaluated plasma viscosity (PV) and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) at the age of [less-than-or-eq, slant]45 years. Now, we examined the relationship between these 2 parameters in 120 subjects (109 men and 11 women) aged [less-than-or-eq, slant]45 years with recent AMI. The patients were classified according to the number of cardiovascular risk factors, the electrocardiographic criteria (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction [STEMI] or non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction [NSTEMI]), and the extent of coronary stenosis, evaluated with coronary angiography.
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate: the extinction of a dinosaur laboratory test?
Written by Benson Viscometers Limited, this article appeared in Pathology in Practice Feb 2012 and discusses the reasons UK laboratories have changed from ESR to PV for patient tests.
Acute Phase Proteins, CRP, ESR and Viscosity
This PatientPlus article was written for healthcare professionals by Patient.co.uk. It discusses the relative merits of each of these testing platforms. This article was last updated in 2010.
Plasma viscosity: Musgrove Park Hospital joins the Benson family
This article appeared in Pathology in Practice February 2010. It profiles Musgrove Park Hospital, their history of PV testing and brings us up to date.
Plasma viscosity versus erythrocyte sedimentation
Written by Benson Viscometers Limited, this article appeared in Pathology in Practice May 2005 and sets out the argumentation and references demonstrating the superiority of PV over ESR.